BMW F800GS & F700GS – WHAT do you think? Enough of a change?
New for 2013, BMW has announced the changes to the 800GS and now the 700GS which will replace the 650GS twin. The “new” 700 still has an 800cc engine but more HP, 75. Is this enough of a change to sway potential Triumph 800XC and Roadie buyers?
First up the 800GS and the changes. No different seat option which is what we were hoping for but seems they have made it so it can be lowered. I for one would not want to lower the 800 but I will need to sit on one to see how my short inseam would fit. New colours too.
Challenges? Yes! Compromises? No!
This is the motto of the revised F 800 GS – the sportiest member of the big GS family. The motorcycle continues its longstanding success story, providing impressive versatility both on and off the road: the ultimate versatile enduro machine with sporty genes.
The front section of the body in particular has undergone significant transformation: the new fuel tank trim, intake snorkel, upper mudguard and a new windshield give the bike that extra dash of dynamic performance, reflecting the off-road side of the F 800 GS.
Lowering is now available as an option for the F 800 GS, too. So in conjunction with the low seat, this means it is possible to create a seat height of 820 mm – perfect for shorter riders and women.
Meanwhile, ABS as standard, ESA and the optional ASC ensure the familiar degree of comfort and the necessary safety.
The F 800 GS comes in three exciting colour variants: Kalamata metallic, Alpine White 3 und Cordoba Blue. From tough and modern to athletic and dynamic – this bike is guaranteed to offer something for everyone.
F 800 GS: on and off-road have never been so close together.
Carefree motorcycling fun for everyone! With the F 700 GS – the direct successor to the F 650 GS. A shorter gear transmission ratio in the 75 bhp engine enhances agility while at the same time guaranteeing the bike’s familiar top-class handling. This makes the F 700 GS an ideal all-round machine within the GS family, suitable for every kind of rider – no matter how experienced.
What was good has just got better: with ABS as standard and ESA, not to mention ASC as an option, the ride is not just safer but also offers especially high comfort. Low weight, reduced seat height and a lowering option make the F 700 GS a perfect all-round enduro bike especially for female riders.
GS feeling everywhere: the new design of the windshield and dial faces and the smoke-tinted turn indicators and LED rear light give the F 700 GS the grown-up look it deserves. The three colour variants offer something for everyone: muted Red Apple Metallic, masculine Ostra Grey metallic matt and dynamic Glacier Silver metallic.
As usual, there is once again a wide range of options and special accessories for the F 700 GS to allow you to tailor your BMW to your individual preferences.
That’s the new F 700 GS. The ultimate all-rounder.